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« on: June 01, 2012, 10:59:34 pm »
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D, I think. What do you think?
And this.
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 11:20:39 pm »
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v0031, where do these questions come from anyway?  No one talks like this or does these things.
The stories seem what people think 1950's America was like.
 
The first question is impossible to answer.  I'd guess that the answer they want is either C or D.  However, if the family lived in a dangerous neighborhood and it was late at night then they would probably feel A , B or C.

I think the second part is testing your Geography and not your English.  I think the test assumes that a Frenchmen does not understand English.
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 12:12:26 am »
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29. C - A knock on the door would've been a shock, however small, unless they were expecting it. Bob clearly wasn't happy at the time - he was lonely.
34. D - Didn't see any point in reading a menu written in a language he couldn't understand, so instead tried to verbally/pictorially communicate it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 07:44:53 am »
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The first question: there would certainly be some element of surprise; they may also be happy that people are there and so they are less lonely.

Second: D, for reasons previously stated.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 09:09:20 am »
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v0031, where do these questions come from anyway?  No one talks like this or does these things.
The stories seem what people think 1950's America was like.
 
The first question is impossible to answer.  I'd guess that the answer they want is either C or D.  However, if the family lived in a dangerous neighborhood and it was late at night then they would probably feel A , B or C.

I think the second part is testing your Geography and not your English.  I think the test assumes that a Frenchmen does not understand English.

These are from my students' homework. Before I gave them the class, I should do the homework too.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012, 01:27:02 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012, 03:51:18 pm »
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Because we are mighty and powerful, duh.
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